Relinquishing his symposiarchal right to the moustache cup of imitation Crown Derby presented to him by his only daughter, Millicent (Milly), he substituted a cup identical with that of his guest and served extraordinarily to his guest and, in reduced measure, to himself the viscous cream ordinarily reserved for the breakfast of his wife Marion (Molly)." (U17.359)
An issue of Shamrock from 1889. It contained mostly serialized fiction.
Poets oft have sung in rhyme
Of music sweet their praise divine.
Let them hymn it nine times nine.
Dearer far than song or wine.
You are mine. The world is mine." (U17.410)
Brian Boru or Brian Boroimhe (ca 940-1014), king of Ireland. A clan prince, he succeeded his brother Mathghamhain, who had seized Munster from the Eogharacht rulers (963). Brian subjugated Munster, extended his power over all S. Ireland, and in 1002 became High King of Ireland by right of conquest. As his power increased, relations with the Norse rulers on the Irish coast, and their king Sitric, grew steadily worse. Sitric formed against Brian a coalition of the Norse of Ireland, the Hebrides, the Orkneys, Iceland, and Brian's Irish enemies. On Good Friday April 23rd 1014, Brian's forces met and annihilated the allies at Clontarf, near Dublin. Soon after this victory, however, he was attacked by the enemy and murdered in his tent, as illustrated in this print (1886).
(Image courtesy of the ZJJF)
'Duke of York' is a title of nobility in the British peerage, usually given to the second son of the British monarch. H.R.H. Prince George (1865 - 1936) was created Duke of York in 1892, and his wife Mary (m. 1893) was the Duchess. He was the second son of Edward VII & Alexandra, and later King George V.
Daniel Tallon was Lord Mayor of Dublin 1898 - 1900. I could not find his picture, but this is his signature on official Mansion House stationary.
The Solicitor-General for Ireland was the holder of an Irish and then (from the Act of Union 1800) United Kingdom government office. The holder was a deputy to the Attorney-General for Ireland, and advised the Crown on Irish legal matters.
Sir Dunbar Plunket Barton held the position 1898 - 1900, followed by George Wright 1900 - 1903. James Henry Musson Campbell was S-G for Ireland in 1904. This photo shows Sir Edward Carson: he was S-G for Ireland in 1892, and S-G for England and Wales in 1904.
Two. The first in the lilacgarden of Matthew Dillon's house, Medina Villa, Kimmage road, Roundtown, in 1887, in the company of Stephen's mother," (U17.466)
Mrs Riordan (Dante), a widow of independent means, had resided in the house of Stephen's parents from 1 September 1888 to 29 December 1891 and had also resided during the years 1892, 1893 and 1894 in the City Arms Hotel owned by Elizabeth O'Dowd of 54 Prussia street where, during parts of the years 1893 and 1894 she had been a constant informant of Bloom who resided also in the same hotel," (U17.477)
Not her, but how I imagine Mrs. Riordan.